Siddhi Vinayak Temple in Siddhatek
Siddhi Vinayak Temple in Siddhatek

Siddhatek[1] is a town in the Ahmednagar district of the western part of India located on the Bhima River. The town is known for its temple to Sri Siddhi Vināyaka, the right-tusked incarnation of Ganesha as "Masterful Remover".[2] Legends surrounding the north-facing temple suggest it was built to commemorate the place where Lord Vishnu defeated the evil Asuras Madhu-Kaitabh with the blessing of Siddhi Vināyaka.[3] The shrine is particularly popular during the festivals of Ganesh Jayanti, Vijayadashami and Somvati Amavasya.[4]

Notes

  1. ^ "Transport to Siddhatek".
  2. ^ Subramuniya, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (2000). Loving Ganesa: Hinduism's Endearing Elephant-faced God (2 ed.). Himalayan Academy Publications. p. 279. ISBN 0-945497-77-6.
  3. ^ Gunaji, 104.
  4. ^ Gunaji, 105.

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